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JD Lawrence TV

JD Lawrence

Welcome to JD Lawrence official online channel for television, movies and JD comedy skits

"Onstage, a prodigious theatrical talent." -­-Marcelle S. Fischler, The New York Times

JD Lawrence, also known as "The King of Dramedy," has mastered the…

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Welcome to JD Lawrence official online channel for television, movies and JD comedy skits

"Onstage, a prodigious theatrical talent." -­-Marcelle S. Fischler, The New York Times

JD Lawrence, also known as "The King of Dramedy," has mastered the art of improvisation infused with drama, comedy, and music. He is an American playwright, actor, comedian, author, director and producer of films, television and stage plays. The multi-hyphenate portrays as many as seven characters in a single production and has been dubbed “The Man of Many Faces” by EBONY Magazine and, “Onstage, Lawrence is a prodigious theatrical talent,” according to The New York Times. Born with a profound speech impediment, the road to success has not come easy for Lawrence. However, through the grace of God he turned his handicap, what others would consider a stumbling block, into his stepping stool; which has made him the force that he is in the industry today. Overcoming his obstacles and naysayers, Lawrence has repeatedly performed to sold-out audiences across the country and, is the only playwright to write, sing, direct, produce, score and perform over seven different characters in his own production in Las Vegas' Planet Hollywood.

Lawrence has written, directed, and starred in over 15 nationally acclaimed touring productions. He has discovered how to turn his passion into profit with the triumph of several stage plays, such as JD Lawrence’s Your Husband Is Cheating On Us (now playing on Broadway), Bless Them Anyhow, Family Affair, When A Man Cries, Cut the Devil Loose, Scissors, If You Don't Stand for Something, You'll Fall for Anything, Rumors, The Clean Up Woman, Me & Mrs. Jones, Community Service and his latest touring production, with co-producer Shaunie O’neal, The Wives Of Basketball, as well as many others listed on his websites jdlawrencepresents.com and iactsingdance.com.

On February 16, 2013 (Black History Month), Lawrence will make his contribution as the first to create, write, direct, produce, score and portray over ten characters in two simultaneous productions on television; JD Lawrence’s Community Service on GMC television network, that can be seen in more than 58 million homes, and JD Lawrence’s The Clean Up Woman now on BET, that can be seen in more than 90 million homes.

He is not only a prolific playwright; he is also an equally talented singer, songwriter and producer with a new album that showcases his capabilities. It is available on iTunes entitled Bless Them Anyhow. Mr. Lawrence is the founder of The Lawrence Method: comprised of discipline, dedication and integrity, along with rigorous drills to achieve character self-evaluation and development. These are few examples of the unique and unorthodox approaches that make up The Lawrence Method. The Grammy and Emmy Award winner’s writer and director has worked with the likes of Telma Hopkins, Ashford & Simpson, Fred Hammond, El DeBarge, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Letoya Luckett, Clifton Powell, Drew Sidora, Buddy Lewis, Dave Hollister, Darrin Dewitt Henson, Jackee' Harry, Red Grant, Edwin Hawkins, Darius McCrary, Terri J. Vaughn, Natalie Wilson, Eva Pigford, Nephew Tommy, George Willborn, Alyson Williams, Latrice Pace, Robin S., Tony Terry, the late Ali Woodson, Ronald Winans and Willie Neal Johnson, just to name a few. Adding to his list of firsts, Lawrence is the first playwright to make the Network Journal's (in association with Time Warner) Top Forty African American Entrepreneurs List.

The 2007 Telly Award winner is also a two-time "Keep America Beautiful" National Award-winning writer and director. His unique talents have earned him two public performing arts Special Recognition Awards from the town of Babylon, New York, a Legislature Distinguished Achievement Award from the City of Chicago, and a Certificate of Special Recognition from Congress. Lawrence has received the key to the city in Lafayette, Louisiana and was given his own day (JD Lawrence Day, February 20th) by Mayor John C. Tkazyik in Poughkeepsie, New York. JD Lawrence has given back to his own community selflessly as well, most notably, adopting a highway and creating the first theatrical health fair in his hometown.

While on tour, he lectures at grade schools, churches, community centers and universities, to inspire youth to pursue the arts. As his success continues to skyrocket, JD Lawrence has remained true to himself and steadfast in his faith. Lawrence is humble and grateful to share his knowledge and gift of laughter with the world around him. JD Lawrence is a star in every aspect of the word and his light will only shine brighter in the years to come.

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